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California technology credit union considering Idaho location (access required)

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A venerable San Jose, California-based credit union geared toward the technology community is considering setting up shop in Boise. Tech CU, formally known as Technology Credit Union, hasn’t filed paperwork with the state of Idaho nor received approval from its ...

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Idaho wine has a $209.6 million impact (access required)

Idaho wines are a big – and booming – business, according to new figures from the Idaho Wine Commission. According to a study released  on Dec. 17., the wine industry contributed $206.9 million in economic impact to the state through 2018, ...

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2019 a year of retail closures (access required)

The retail sector faced a string of chain store closures in 2019 across the nation with more than 9,000 brick-and-mortar stores shutting their doors during the year, according to market research firm coresight.com. Almost half of the store closures sold ...

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Meridian Chamber names new CEO

The Meridian Chamber of Commerce has named Sean Evans, former Idaho Business Review publisher, as its new CEO. Evans will assume the leadership role at the chamber on Jan. 2, 2020. He brings over 25 years of experience in organizational ...

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Boise acquires 2.6 acres of open space

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The City of Boise announced the purchase of approximately 2.6 acres of open space on Dec. 23 and will engage in “a robust public outreach effort to get feedback on opportunities for the site, which could include agricultural components for ...

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Ada County selling Barber Dam (access required)

The Ada County Commissioners voted unanimously on Dec. 23 to auction off the historic and still-operating Barber Dam. The county took possession of the dam and its attached power plant in 1977. The owner at the time failed to pay ...

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Bank new to Idaho to move into Hoff Building

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Editor’s note: This article has been updated to add new information. Idaho is getting a new bank. Alpine State Bank is owned by the same parent company as Bank of Jackson Hole, based in Jackson, Wyoming, and Vast Bank, based ...

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Entrepreneurship year in review: Follow the money (access required)

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If there was a theme for Idaho’s entrepreneurial community in 2019, it was follow the money.  And increasingly, the money was making its way here. In April, San Francisco-based privately-held financial advisory and investment firm ICONIQ Capital — rumored to ...

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